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Protesters set cinema on fire in Peshawar

PESHAWAR- Hundreds of activists of Islami Jamiat Tulaba (IJT), attacked a local cinema and set it on fire and injured some of its staff members besides injuring the press photographers. They also attacked Shabistan cinema situated on the GT Road. The mob also destroyed the sign boards of the cinema. According to the details, thousands […]


Judicial commission to probe Frontier Post issue

ISLAMABAD- The Federal Cabinet has decided to appoint a judicial commission to probe into the publication of a sacrilegious letter in a Peshawar-based English daily and identify those responsible for it. “The NWFP Governor has been directed to appoint the judicial commission,” sources said, adding that the Federal Cabinet condemned the publication and vowed not […]


Peshawar newspaper press set ablaze

PESHAWAR- Angry protesters attacked the office of the daily Frontier Post and set ablaze the printing machinery. The fire gutted the machinery, newsprint rolls as well as other printing material kept in the building. Despite the presence of police personnel posted at the newspaper office, no efforts were made to prevent the mob, which walked […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) president regrets Peshawar incident

LAHORE- President of All Pakistan Newspapers Society Mir Shakilur Rehman, expressed grave concern over the situation arising out of the publication of a highly objectionable letter in daily The Frontier Post, Peshawar and the incidents which occurred in reaction to the publication. He said what was published was a piece of irresponsible journalism and has […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Employees Confederation (APNEC), Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) to observe black day

ISLAMABAD- Journalists and newspaper workers will observe Feb 8 as black day throughout the country to protest against the contract system in the newspaper industry and to press the demand for implementation of interim relief as allowed by the chairman of the 7th Wage Board. The decision was taken by the two-day joint emergency meeting […]


All Pakistan Newspapars Employees Confederation (Apnec) and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) urge government not to bow to All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) blackmail

ISLAMABAD- All Pakistan Newspaper Employees Confederation (Apnec) and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) have slammed APNS Secretary General’s refusal to implement wage board award and urged Chief Executive Gen. Pervez Musharraf to take proper action. In an open letter, the office-bearers of Apnec and PFUJ criticised and termed APNS secretary general’s “derogatory” remarks against […]


Frontier Post offices sealed for blasphemous letter

PESHAWAR – Taking serious notice of a blasphemous letter published by the English daily The Frontier Post on its opinion page on Monday, the government sealed the offices and the printing press of the daily under Section 295 C of the Cr.P.C and also arrested a number of its senior staffers. Efforts are also under […]


Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) elections on Feb 20

KARACHI- Karachi Union of Journalists (KUJ) will hold its annual elections on February 20 (Tuesday) at Karachi Press Club to elect new office-bearers, members of executive council and delegates for the biennial delegates meeting of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ). An election committee, headed by Sajid Ali Sajid, with its members Kafil Ahmed and […]


Wage Board chairman asks owners, workers to end differences

ISLAMABAD- Chairman Wage Board Justice Raja Afrasiab Khan (retd) has urged the newspapers owners and workers to end their differences through dialogue in their personal and national interest. In a statement he said, it is not an issue, which has no acceptable solution. He urged both the parties to cooperate with each other and to […]


All Pakistan Newspaper Society (APNS) for strategy to save newspaper industry

KARACHI- The General Body of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS), while endorsing the decision of the Executive Committee to boycott the 7th Wage Board, has directed the high powered committee to further evaluate all avadable avenues and evolve any strategy to rescue the industry from the major financial and resource crunch faced by it, […]


Newspaper owners, workers told to end row

ISLAMABAD- The chairman Wage Board, Justice Raja Afrasiab Khan, has urged the newspaper owners and workers to end their differences through dialogue in their personal and national interest. In a statement, he opined, it is not an issue, which has no acceptable solution. He urged the both parties to corporate with each other and to […]


Newspaper employees considering protest

KARACHI- The representatives of journalists and newspaper employees have called upon Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf to take notice of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) decision in which the organization of the newspapers owners has tried to shirk its duty by threatening to disown its responsibility towards the legally established the 7th Wage Board. […]


All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) rejects Seventh Wage Board

ISLAMABAD- The APNS has rejected the continuation of the regrettable legacy of unilateral determination of wage structures of newspaper industry by the government and decided to boycott the Seventh Wage Board. It decided to call its extraordinary general body on Jan 29 to evolve measures and strategy to seek the final approval, says a press […]


Press Council to be autonomous, says Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE)

ISLAMABAD- President Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) Arif Nizami has said that Press Council will be an autonomous and volunteer body and its affairs will have nothing to do with the government. The Press Council will be formed with the collaboration of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) and CPNE. He said at a meeting […]